|Assets:||Knows where to place himself in order to score goals at lower levels. Is shifty and also a hard worker. Can play either wing position effectively.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have ideal size for the National Hockey League game, so he needs to get much stronger physically to survive at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Depth winger with a little upside.|
|CCHA||First All-Star Team||2011-12, 2010-11|
|NCAA||West First All-American Team||2011-12|
|7/04/2013||Acquired from the Dallas Stars.|
|4/28/2013||Assigned to Texas (AHL).|
|4/16/2013||Recalled from Texas (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|4/02/2013||Assigned to Texas (AHL).|
|3/27/2013||Recalled from Texas (AHL).|
|3/26/2013||Assigned to Texas (AHL).|
|2/02/2013||Recalled from Texas (AHL).|
|1/30/2013||Assigned to Texas (AHL).|
|1/13/2013||Recalled from Texas (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Texas (AHL).|
|3/25/2012||Signed by the Dallas Stars to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|7/04/2013||Boston Bruins traded Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button to the Dallas Stars for Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith, and Matt Fraser.|
|6/27/2009||Drafted by the Dallas Stars in the 3rd round (69th overall) in 2009.|
ReillSmith plays in 1st playoff game Friday | 04/18/2014 9:11 AM
NewsReilly Smith will play in his first NHL playoff game Friday against Detroit.
ImpactSmith was a nice surprise this season. As the player added into the Tyler Seguin-Loui Eriksson deal, Smith exceeded all expectations with 50 points. Boston coach Claude Julien is a big fan of Smith and believes he will have no trouble adapting to NHL playoff hockey. "I don't think that he gets overly excited to a point where it effects him", Julien said. "He's pretty even keeled. Like I said before, if there's anything, he has a tendency to get hard on himself and he demands and expects a lot, but I don't think this is going to be an issue for him". Smith may make a nice late round selection in playoff pools this post-season as he plays on a line with playoff wizard Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.
Reilly Smith nets his 20th goal Tuesday | 04/09/2014 7:18 AM
NewsReilly Smith reached the 20-goal mark on Tuesday night.
ImpactHe snapped a 10-game goalless drought in the process. Smith has 50 points in 79 games this season, but he's been ice cold since the NHL returned from the Olympic break.
Reilly Smith captures Seventh Player Award | 04/07/2014 9:50 AM
NewsReilly Smith was given Boston's Seventh Player Award before Saturday's game against Philadelphia.
ImpactThe award goes to the player who performs "above and beyond" expectations and it's voted on by the fans. Smith's production has slowed considerably coming out of the Olympic break, with one goal and six assists in his last 21 games, but he has been a pleasant surprise this campaign. He has 19 goals and 49 points in 78 games during his first year with Boston.
Julien still has faith in Reilly Smith | 03/29/2014 8:49 AM
NewsBoston coach Claude Julien still has faith in Reilly Smith.
ImpactThis, despite the fact that Smith has scored only one goal in the Bruins' last 21 games and has registered only one assist while playing alongside the white hot Patrice Bergeron. "I thought Reilly played well (in Thursday's 3-0 win over Chicago). I liked his game," said Julien. "He was on the puck more, he was creating things, and I thought the pace of his game was better. To me, Reilly took a step in the right direction (Thursday) night. We've got a few weeks to go here and, if he finds his stride like he was finding it (Thursday) night, he'll be OK." If Smith is not OK, look for Julien to move Loui Eriksson up a line and demote Smith to the Bruins' third unit.
Reilly Smith ends goalless drought Monday | 03/18/2014 7:41 AM
NewsReilly Smith potted his 19th goal of the season on Monday night.
ImpactHis marker snapped a 15-game goalless drought over which he produced just five assists. Prior to his slump, Smith had a seven-game scoring streak. He has 46 points in 68 contests this year.
Reilly Smith hits a wall | 03/15/2014 8:29 AM
NewsAs expected, Reilly Smith's production has tailed off since the Olympic break.
ImpactHe had registered a very impressive 42 points prior to the Sochi Olympics but has managed to record only three assists in nine games since. If you were riding Smith and enjoying his surprise succes, it may now be time to cut bait.
Reilly Smith collects an assist Saturday | 03/02/2014 9:01 AM
NewsReilly Smith recorded an assist in Boston's 4-2 loss on Saturday.
CSN New England
ImpactSmith is now on a three-game point streak, dating back to before the Olympics. The sophomore forward has broken out this season with 18 goals and 44 points in 59 games. Barring an injury, he should end up with 10-15 more points in 2013-14.
| 02/27/2014 2:07 AM
NewsReilly Smith returned to action on Wednesday February 26.
Reilly Smith missed practice due to flu | 02/22/2014 9:12 AM
NewsReilly Smith missed Boston's practice Friday due to the flu.
ImpactIt does not seem serious and the Bruins are hoping Smith will be able to participate in Saturday's practice. It will be interesting to see if Smith holds on to his second-line role after the Olympics are over. Loui Eriksson, who is playing for Sweden and was ticketed to play on the Bruins' second unit, looks to be rounding into form and could re-gain his job at Smith's expense.
Reilly Smith leads the Bruins with 18 goals | 01/29/2014 8:07 AM
NewsReilly Smith netted his 18th goal of 2013-14 in Tuesday's win over Florida.
ImpactHe leads the Bruins in goals this season and sits second in points with 40 in 52 games. Boston acquired Smith as part of the Tyler Seguin trade and his excellent play has made up for the disappointing and injury-plagued performance of Loui Eriksson, who was also obtained in the deal with Dallas.
Reilly Smith finds the back of the net | 01/05/2014 8:55 AM
NewsReilly Smith scored a goal in Saturday's 4-1 win.
CSN New England
ImpactSmith has 15 goals and 32 points in 42 games this season. With Tyler Seguin excelling and Loui Eriksson sidelined with a concussion, Smith has been the silver lining for the Bruins in that deal between Boston and Dallas.
Reilly Smith earning top grades with Bruins | 01/04/2014 9:28 AM
NewsReilly Smith already has career-highs in every offensive category and has surprised just about everybody in the Bruins' organization while becoming the second-leading scorer on the team.
CSN New England
ImpactIn his mid-season report card, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England gives Smith an A+, the only member of the team to draw such a high grade. Entering today's game against Winnipeg, Smith has 14 goals and 17 assists.
Reilly Smith finishes out superb month | 01/01/2014 8:36 AM
NewsReilly Smith has at least a point in four of his last five games.
CSN New England
ImpactSmith had an assist on Tuesday to close out a phenomenal month for him. He scored nine goals and 14 points in 13 games. We wouldn't count on him playing at that level for another month this season, but he shouldn't regress entirely either. Instead, we're looking for him to record about another 25 points in the second half of the season.
Julien believes Reilly Smith is real deal | 12/28/2013 9:07 AM
NewsBoston coach Claude Julien believes that Reilly Smith is the real deal.
ImpactSmith, who leads the Bruins with 14 goals and is second in scoring with 30 points (three behind David Krejci), has really impressed Julien this season. In fact, Julien believes that Smith's success is in no way a fluke as he has been "a good player from Day One". If for some reason Smith is still available in your pool, pick him up immediately.
Reilly Smith nets pair in blowout of Sens | 12/27/2013 10:22 PM
NewsReilly Smith scored two goals for the Bruins as part of a 5-0 drubbing of the Senators on Friday.
ImpactSmith's 14 goals on the season have been a pleasant surprise for the Bruins, who always seem to derive significant value from their role players. David Krejci, Jarome Iginla and Brad Marchand all found the back of the net in the victory.
Reilly Smith is surpassing his expectations | 12/25/2013 9:04 AM
NewsReilly Smith is exceeding even his own expectations this season.
Impact"You go into the season with high expectations," he said. "I probably didn't expect to have had this much success this fast. They're giving me a great opportunity here. I'm just trying hard not to squander it." He certainly hasn't so far with 12 goals and 28 points in 37 games this season. Smith realizes that he might be in line for a cold streak, but he's just trying to keep his game simple and work hard. So far that's served him well.
Reilly Smith earns 3 points against Preds | 12/24/2013 5:35 AM
NewsReilly Smith notched a goal and two assists in Boston's 6-2 win over Nashville Monday night.
ImpactHe picked up a goal and one of his assists on two of the Bruins' three power-play markers in the match. Smith enters the NHL's holiday break with five points in his last two games. He has been a good source of secondary offense in his first season in Boston with 12 goals and 28 points in 37 outings.
Reilly Smith likes playing on Saturdays | 12/21/2013 11:36 PM
NewsReilly Smith potted two goals to lead the Bruins to a 4-1 win over the Sabres on Saturday night.
ImpactNot only has Smith quietly put together a fine season to date, with 11 goals and 25 points, he clearly likes playing on Saturdays. It's the second straight Satuday in which he's notched two goals and on the year he has six goals and 12 of his points then. In all seriousness, he needs to be owned in fantasy leagues. David Krejci (goal, assist) and Milan Lucic also scored.
Reilly Smith's two goals not enough in loss | 12/15/2013 1:00 AM
NewsReilly Smith potted two goals for the Bruins on Saturday night in their 6-2 loss to the Canucks.
ImpactThe Bruins are dealing with missing players (injuries/suspension) all over their lineup, but that's not really an excuse for losing this big on the road, especially as they had won four straight prior to this. Smith has had a sneaky-good year for Boston with 11 goals and 25 points and should be scooped up in fantasy leagues, if he hasn't been already. Dennis Seidenberg and Johnny Boychuk had the assists.
Reilly Smith scores GWG against Calgary | 12/11/2013 6:10 AM
NewsReilly Smith potted the game-winning goal Tuesday night in a 2-1 victory against Calgary.
ImpactHis seventh goal of the season put the Bruins ahead at the 15:27 mark of the third period. Smith has been a pleasant surprise for Boston this year, with 21 points in 31 games, after he came over from Dallas in the Tyler Seguin trade. He has two goals and two assists in his last three contests.
Reilly Smith has four points in four games | 11/24/2013 9:00 AM
NewsReilly Smith scored a goal in Boston's 3-2 overtime win Saturday.
CSN New England
ImpactSmith has two goals and four points in his last four games. The Bruins acquired him over the summer as part of the Tyler Seguin trade and so far he's exceeded expectations. He ranks third on the team with 15 points in 23 contests.
Bruins' offense sparked by third line Monday | 11/19/2013 8:08 AM
NewsReilly Smith notched a goal and an assist in Monday's win over Carolina.
ImpactSmith and linemate Carl Soderberg combined for Boston's first two goals of the contest in a 4-1 victory. The third line of the Bruins couldn't get anything going offensively last season, but the additions of Smith and Soderberg have helped change that in 2013-14.
Reilly Smith picks up 2 points in win | 11/07/2013 9:52 PM
NewsReilly Smith scored a goal and added an assist for the Bruins in Thursday's 4-1 win over Florida.
ImpactSmith has now amassed an impressive 10 points in 15 contests this year despite garnering very little power play time. The production probably isn't sustainable so we recommend you tread carefully. Torey Krug, Brad Marchand and David Krejci all tallied for Boston in the win.
Reilly Smith nets GWG against Panthers | 10/18/2013 6:06 AM
NewsReilly Smith's first goal with the Boston Bruins was the game winner against Florida Thursday night.
Impact"Got close at the end there. We didn't want that to happen," said Smith who scored in the final minute of the third period to give the B's a 3-2 victory. "It's a great feeling to score and help the team get a win." He was recently promoted to Boston's second line and he's produced four points in his last five games.
Reilly Smith looking good for 3rd-line spot | 09/26/2013 10:04 AM
NewsReilly Smith looks like he's locked down a spot on Boston's third line with training camp coming to a close.
ImpactCarl Soderberg appears to have captured the other winger spot and Chris Kelly will man the middle. Smith skated in 37 games with the Dallas Stars last season, where he registered nine points, 34 shots and eight penalty minutes.
It's Smith v Smith in Bruins/Wings clash | 09/21/2013 8:32 AM
NewsBruin third-line hopeful Reilly Smith will be playing against his brother Saturday night when Boston faces Detroit.
ImpactThe 22-year-old forward will be skating opposite his older brother Red Wing defenseman Brendan Smith when the two teams face off Saturday. "I played against him four times last year and I think we split the series, so there will probably be something on the line (tonight)," said the younger Smith. Smith, who came to the Bruins in the Tyler Seguin trade, registered only nine points in 37 games with Dallas in 2013 and is not expected to have any fantasy value even if he gets a gig on the B's third unit.
Reilly Smith winning battle for 3rd line spot | 09/18/2013 4:16 PM
NewsReilly Smith seems to have an edge in his first for a third line spot after a strong showing in Tuesday's preseason game.
ImpactSmith's effort earned him praise from Bruins coach Claude Julien and GM Peter Chiarelli. Smith had three goals and nine points in 37 games with Dallas last season.
Smith, Fraser battle for third-line spot | 09/15/2013 8:23 AM
NewsReilly Smith and Matt Fraser are competing for a spot on the Bruins' third line.
ImpactThe Bruins acquired Smith and Fraser as part of the Tyler Seguin trade. Both have put up strong numbers in the minors, but neither is expected to have much fantasy value as a bottom-six forward with the Bruins.
Boston acquires Reilly Smith from Dallas | 07/04/2013 3:49 PM
NewsReilly Smith has been acquired by Boston.
ImpactThe Stars traded him to the Bruins in the big Loui Eriksson-Tyler Seguin swap. Reilly generated 14 goals and 21 assists in 45 AHL games during the 2012-13 campaign and he accounted for nine points in 37 NHL appearances with Dallas.
Dallas promotes Reilly Smith | 04/17/2013 9:05 AM
NewsReilly Smith has been summoned by the Dallas Stars on an emergency basis.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactSmith will play if Lane MacDermid (chest) and Alex Chiasson (shoulder) are unavailable Thursday. Smith has three goals and seven points in 31 NHL games this season.
Stars sent Reilly Smith to AHL Texas | 04/03/2013 9:50 AM
NewsReilly Smith has been sent down to AHL Texas.
ImpactSmith has three goals and seven points in 31 games this season. He does have the potential to develop into a top-six forward, but it will probably be a few years before he has any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Dallas recalls forward Reilly Smith | 03/27/2013 4:07 PM
NewsReilly Smith is back up with the Dallas Stars.
ImpactHe has been called up after being sent down for a brief stay on Tuesday. Smith was in the AHL long enough to make an impact though with Texas as he generated one goal, one assist, three shots and a plus-4 rating in a 7-6 win over Houston. In 28 matches with Dallas, he has three goals and three assists.
Stars reassign Reilly Smith to AHL | 03/26/2013 12:13 PM
NewsDallas Stars reassign Reilly Smith to AHL Texas.
Mike Heika on Twitter
ImpactSmith hasn't scored a goal since Feb. 25 and is a non-fact for fantasy purposes. Smith might be worth consideration down the line but that's unlikely to be the case this year.
Dallas scratches Reilly Smith | 03/22/2013 9:29 AM
NewsReilly Smith was a healthy scratch Thursday.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactHe watched his Dallas teammates, along with recent call-up Alex Chiasson and defenseman Jamie Oleksiak, blank Los Angeles 2-0. Smith hasn't scored a goal since Feb. 25 and he has no points in his last six outings.
Reilly Smith scores in second straight game | 02/17/2013 11:02 PM
NewsReilly Smith scored his second goal of the season in a 4-3 loss to Calgary Sunday.
ImpactAfter going scoreless in 12 games to start the campaign, the rookie has now found the back of the net in back-to-back outings. Antoine Roussel and Ryan Garbutt also scored for Dallas in the losing effort.
Dallas calls up Reilly Smith | 02/15/2013 6:02 PM
NewsReilly Smith will get a chance to play on the second line on Friday.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactSmith is projected to play alongside Derek Roy and Loui Eriksson. "I think it's an opportunity for (Smith), and it's up to him to see where he takes it," Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said. "There are some expectations moving up the lineup, and he has to produce. I don't think he has a point, so we'll give him and opportunity to play with two really good players and see what happens." As Gulutzan said, Smith doesn't have a point in 12 games. He's worth keeping an eye on, but we can't recommend picking him up in standard leagues.
Dallas promotes Reilly Smith | 02/02/2013 2:25 PM
NewsReilly Smith has been summoned by the Dallas Stars.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactDallas needed reinforcements after they placed Ray Whitney (foot) on the injured reserve list. Smith had no points in six games with Dallas during a previous stint this season.
Smith brothers to meet for first time in NHL | 01/22/2013 9:30 AM
NewsReilly Smith and his brother Brendan will meet for the first time in an NHL game on Tuesday.
Dallas Morning News
ImpactBoth are rookies in the NHL as Reilly was drafted in the third round, 69th overall in the 2009 Draft and Brendan going in the first round, 27th overall in 2007. Their parents will be in attendance in Detroit for this event.
Reilly Smith captures AHL Rookie of the Month | 01/02/2013 3:01 PM
NewsReilly Smith has been selected as December's AHL Rookie of the Month.
ImpactHe generated eight goals and 14 points in 14 games last month to earn the honor. Smith had a slow start to his first year in Texas, but he performed very well to close out 2012 and now has 20 points in 32 contests.
|Goals||2||3 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Dec 27||1|
|Assists||2||2 times-last:vs. Ott||last:Feb 8||1|
|Points||3||at Nas||Dec 23||1|
|Penalty Minutes||4||vs. Dal||Nov 5||2|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. Ott||Feb 8||1|
|Power Play Goals||1||6 times-last:at Min||last:Apr 8||0|
|Power Play Points||2||at Nas||Dec 23||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||82 times-last:at NJ||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||82 times-last:at NJ||last:Apr 13||0|
|Shots||6||2 times-last:vs. Car||last:Mar 15||3|
|Penalty Minutes||8||2012-13 (Dal)|
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